Intellectual Property


  • IP Licensing

    Represented numerous buyers and sellers in connection with the transfer or license of intellectual property rights, including a distributor of branded appliance manufacturers in its sale to one of

  • Patent Litigation

    Represented an oil field service company in patent infringement lawsuit involving monitoring equipment used on oil well reworking rigs. Case resulted in a jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas and a favorable



Fortune 500 enterprises, mid-size businesses and emerging start-ups are all competing in a dynamic global economy where protecting a revolutionary idea or new technology can mean the difference between being the industry leader or being left behind. Munsch Hardt’s team of strategic Intellectual Property (IP) advisors deliver cutting-edge and multi-disciplinary services designed to match the innovative mindsets and diverse needs of today’s middle-market and emerging growth businesses. 

We use our skills as business advisors to help companies accelerate their market penetration through strategic business combinations and alliances. Our transactional experience includes effective due diligence analysis in mergers and acquisitions designed to leverage clients’ IP strengths, as well as licensing agreements that both extend and protect ownership rights. In any transaction, we work to make sure all IP and proprietary rights are fully secured before the deal is structured. 

Our lawyers also are experienced in litigation, arbitration and mediation involving high profile, corporate technology cases, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation. We represent clients in all phases of IP infringement cases, from evaluating the initial decision to initiate or respond to a lawsuit, forming litigation strategy, engaging in discovery and handling motion, trial and post-trial phases. Our skills encompass both aggressive trial representation and alternative forms of dispute resolution that achieve our clients’ goals without the expense of litigation.

Whether from a transactional or controversy perspective, we empower our clients to maximize the value of their IP assets, with a particular focus on telecommunication technologies; semiconductor designs; materials and fabrication; electronics; computer hardware and software; imaging devices; payment processing, digital signal processing; networking systems and software; mechanical and electromechanical devices; medical devices and natural resources exploration devices and methods.

Why We're Different

Unlike IP boutique firms that limit their practice solely to intellectual property matters, Munsch Hardt is uniquely positioned with a full-service IP practice that is completely integrated with other practice areas, such as Corporate & Securities, Litigation, Tax, Antitrust, Labor & Employment, Banking & Financial Services, Bankruptcy, Insurance and Securities. By working in coordination with lawyers in other disciplines, our clients receive a single source of coordinated IP counsel and business law advice. While we offer a multidisciplinary approach, we also offer our services at a price point that simply makes sense within the Texas legal market.